Tichina Arnold finds a new sitcom home in ‘The Neighborhood’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tichina Arnold knew as a tot she was meant to perform.
"I told my mom at the age of 3, 'I want to sing.' And of course my mom being a mother, she said, 'Well, my baby wants to sing.' So they put me up on a chair," Arnold recalled.
She's been honing her talent since, but credits more than that for a career that's paired her with comedy stars Martin Lawrence, Chris Rock and in her latest project Cedric the Entertainer for CBS' "The Neighborhood" (airing 8 p.m. EST Monday).
Vicki Lawrence’s ‘Mama’ therapy
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Wanted: a host for the sixth annual Newby awards.
Yes, we're in a bit of a bind, though nothing like the good folks at the Academy Awards.
You see, we never even got to the point where Kevin Hart accepted the honor, then had to withdraw because people capable of working the screengrab function pointed out that he's posted some terrible things about gay people.
Goldberg, Hathaway, Bourdain among NJ Hall of Fame nominees
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Actresses Whoopi Goldberg and Anne Hathaway, comedian Chris Rock, "Seinfeld" star Jason Alexander, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito and Anthony Bourdain are among the latest nominees to the New Jersey Hall of Fame.
The organization announced its list of 50 nominees for the 11th class Friday. Inductees will be announced in January, and the indication ceremony will be held in May.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — FX is diversifying its offerings, picking up a drama about a cutting-edge tech company starring Nick Offerman, sinking resources into a limited series based in feudal Japan and returning for a fourth series of "Fargo," this time with Chris Rock.
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Demolition has begun on a 3,400-seat theater in northwestern Indiana that has hosted Bob Dylan, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and other entertainers over nearly four decades.
JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) — Kanye West headed to the mountains to debut his new album, "YE."
The rapper held a listening party in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Thursday night. He flew in celebrities, industry heavyweights and journalists to hear the seven tracks.
Kim Kardashian West joined her husband, who was introduced by comedian Chris Rock.
Praising Adam Sandler
Here’s what’s playing this summer at the movies
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dates are subject to change.
"Avengers: Infinity War" (April 27) — The ultimate superhero mash-up, Iron Man, Black Panther, Captain America, Star Lord and all your Marvel favorites assemble to face the mad titan Thanos.
"The Week Of" (on Netflix April 27) — Adam Sandler is the middle-class father of the bride and Chris Rock the wealthy father of the groom in this wedding comedy.
In the profound words (well, kinda/sorta) of the 1974 film Blazing Saddles, “Starbucks? We don’t need no stinkin’ Starbucks!”
The Latest: Jazz rookie Mitchell wins slam dunk contest
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Saturday (all times local):
Rookie Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz put on a show in the slam dunk contest to cap off NBA All-Star Saturday.
Mitchell edged Larry Nance Jr. by two points, sealing his victory with a close approximation of the 360-degree spin dunk that Vince Carter used to win the 2000 contest.
Las Vegas school partners with company to ban cellphones
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Going to a concert or show where phones aren't allowed is becoming commonplace — but it isn't just artists who are requesting phone-free spaces. One Las Vegas school is phasing in phone-free classrooms with the help of a company called Yondr. Founded in 2014 by CEO Graham Dugoni, Yondr is a simple concept that helps people break the cycle of constant media stimulation and aids them in engaging with the real world, all by simply locking up their smartphones.
Reg E Cathey, known for ‘House of Cards,’ dead at 59
NEW YORK (AP) — Emmy-winning actor Reg E. Cathey, best known for "House of Cards" and "The Wire," has died.
Cathey died at age 59, according to a statement from Netflix published in numerous reports. No other details were given.
"The Wire" creator David Simon, announcing his death in a tweet on Friday, called him a "fine, masterful actor" and "delightful" person. Samuel L. Jackson and Chris Rock also tweeted tributes.
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Amy Schumer has hit back at criticism of her salary increase for Netflix.
Filmmaker Michael Moore thinks humor can win the day
NEW YORK (AP) — Things may look bleak for Democrats these days, but Michael Moore thinks he knows how they can get back on top.
"Humor is the non-violent weapon by which we're going to help turn this around," said the Academy Award-winning director of "Bowling for Columbine" who is currently starring in his one-man Broadway show.
"If you use your sense of humor and your wit to go against what's going on, it can be devastating and it can reach a lot of people."
NEW YORK (AP) — As Dave Chappelle reflects on spending 30 years in comedy, he says he's grateful and humble to still be living his dreams onstage.
"In all honesty, I mostly feel grateful that I survived it, and that I'm able to still do it, and that I have the respect of my peers," the 43-year-old said in an interview Friday night following a show at Radio City Music Hall, where he was joined by The Roots, Dead Prez and T.I.
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Jerry Seinfeld has been named the highest-paid comedian in the world.
NEW YORK (AP) — Forbes has crowned Jerry Seinfeld as the king of the club when it comes to the highest-paid, stand-up comedians.
Jay-Z has described his experience of being a black man in America in a new mini documentary.
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The owners of a 3,400-seat theater in northwestern Indiana that's featured Bob Dylan, Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock say they'll demolish the longtime venue after all.
White Lodging announced last August that it would tear down the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, only to drop those plans in November following a public outcry.
But the company now says the theater will be leveled after a final December show featuring the Oak Ridge Boys.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite his jokes that he'll never get asked back after the historic envelope flub at this year's Academy Awards, Jimmy Kimmel is set to host the Oscars once more. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday said Kimmel will return for the 90th Oscars with producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd, the team behind this year's ceremony.
Chris Rock wasn't always a "good husband".
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
NEW YORK (AP) — He was only kidding.
Really. Don Rickles loved everybody: black or white, gay or straight, fat or thin.
But don't get him started on his wife, or the time she dove into their swimming pool while wearing all her jewelry.
For more than half a century, the hollering, bald-headed "Mr. Warmth" let everyone have it. Insults rained on the meek and the mighty, from unsuspecting fans to such fellow celebrities as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Johnny Carson.
Reaction to the death of comedy legend Don Rickles:
"He was the love of my life. Don Rickles is funnier right now in death than most comics are in life." — Chris Rock via Twitter.
Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don Rickles, the big-mouthed, bald-headed comedian whose verbal assaults endeared him to audiences and peers and made him the acknowledged grandmaster of insult comedy, died Thursday. He was 90.
Rickles, who would have been 91 on May 8, suffered kidney failure and died Thursday morning at his home, said Paul Shefrin, his longtime publicist and friend.
Boston Calling’s lineup of funny folks for its Comedy Experience in May has some familiar faces taking the stage at the Harvard Athletic Complex on Memorial Day weekend.
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Demolition is about to start at a prominent northwestern Indiana hotel months after its owner dropped plans to also tear down the neighboring Star Plaza Theatre.
White Lodging says demolition work should begin Friday inside the 330-room Radisson at Star Plaza hotel in Merrillville.
One of the most recognizable hypnotists in the U.S. entertainment industry is returning to Portage for his first public show here since 2009.
Smart Rating: 20.02Genre: Comedy, Musical, Adventure, ActionStarring: Lance Crouther, Jennifer Coolidge, Wanda SykesDescription: Adapted from a comedy sketch on HBO's "The Chris Rock Show," Pootie Tang (Lance Crouther) is the ultimate superhero. A cool-walking, smooth-talking lady's man, Pootie is a hero and a role model to all the kids of the neighborhood. Everybody looks up to Pootie except evil Dick Lecter (Robert Vaughn), CEO of Lecter Corp., a company that makes cigarettes, alcohol and fast food. Pootie shows cool determination and strength to prevail over Lecter and his minions.
Smart Rating: 24.75Genre: ComedyStarring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris RockLenny Feder (Adam Sandler) moves his family back to his hometown to be with his friends, but he finds — what with old bullies, new bullies, party crashers and more — that he hasn't left the crazy life behind in Los Angeles. Lenny's friends must also cope with their own challenges: Eric (Kevin James) must face his ultimate fear; Kurt (Chris Rock) has gone back to work as a cable repairman; and Marcus (David Spade) learns that he has an 18-year-old son.
These fun events will make the work week fly by.
Award-winning comedian, actor, director, writer and producer Chris Rock has started a new live comedy tour called "The Total Blackout," and his next stop is Durham! Starting tonight, Rock will perform at DPAC for three days straight.
So Chris Rock, Amy Schumer and Dave Chappelle walk into a New York comedy club...
There’s no punchline. It actually happened Wednesday night.
The three comedy heavy hitters took the stage together at New York’s Comedy Cellar.
New years are a little slow to get rolling with live music, but that lull affords a quiet spell to look at the year ahead.
In 2016, with the noise of a highly contentious and bizarre presidential campaign relentlessly playing in the background, the world of entertainment ran the gamut from triumphant to tragic.
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5 California Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. GUN SALES
Officials say sales of semi-automatic rifles have more than doubled in California over last year.
Comedian Ricky Harris from “Everybody Hates Chris” dies
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian and actor Ricky Harris, who had a recurring role in Chris Rock's "Everybody Hates Chris" sitcom and voiced several characters that appeared in Hip Hop albums, died Monday. He was 54.
A cause was not immediately available but Harris' manager, Cindy Ambers, said the comedian suffered a heart attack two years ago, according to the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/2ic9Q30).
Chris Rock is coming to a venue near you.
On Monday, the comic announced on his official Facebook page that he is heading out on tour in 2017 for the first time in nine years.
Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld to star in benefit
NEW YORK (AP) — More than two years after narrowly escaping death in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, comedian Tracy Morgan is ready to give back, and he's doing it on a huge stage.
The former "30 Rock" and "Saturday Night Live" star will be among an all-star group of comedians for a one-day benefit in New York for children facing challenges such as homelessness, extreme poverty, illness and foster care.
Award-winning comedian Chris Rock will kick off his "Total Blackout Tour" early next year in Durham.
The Feb. 14 stop at Durham Performing Arts Center is the beginning of Rock's first live comedy tour in nine years.
Netflix wants to be the new home of Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle. The two comedians, who recently tore it up on “Saturday Night Live” when Chappelle was hosting, have both signed separate deals with the streaming service for multiple specials beginning in 2017. The price tag is a reported $20...
Former Pro Baseball Player Omar Washington Training Black Youth for the Big Leagues
Omar Washington, a former professional baseball player with the Philadelphia Phillies and the Boston Red Sox is on a mission to increase minority participation in Major League Baseball.
The Oscars finally have producers, host remains undecided
NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscars finally have their producers: Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd will produce the 89th Academy Awards.
3,400-seat theater in northwest Indiana to remain open
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The owners of a 3,400-seat theater in northwest Indiana that has featured top entertainers such as Bob Dylan, Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock have changed plans and won't demolish the facility.
Chris Rock to film 2 stand-up specials for Netflix
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Rock is returning to stand-up on Netflix.
The streaming service says the comedian is filming two stand-up specials after an eight-year absence.
The first show will tape in 2017, following a new world tour.
Rock says in a statement that he "can't wait to get back on stage."
The star of such films as "Top Five" and "Grown Ups" is joining a growing roster of stand-up comedians who have filmed stand-up specials for Netflix.
Oct. 21Boo! A Madea Halloween: Here’s a new gig for Tyler Perry’s versatile character — battling all sorts of paranormal beings while also keeping track of her great-niece (Diamond White). The second Madea movie to be based on something other than a Perry play, this reportedly was inspired by a...
Who: A gifted writer, comedian and actor, JB Smoove’s career got going in 1999 when he moved to Los Angeles and landed a recurring role on MTV’s “The Lyricist Lounge Show.” At the same time he had guest spots on “The Chris Rock Show” and “Premium Blend.” Those...